Dominique Calvillo is leading a campaign to have knitters and sewists participate in Dressember to raise awareness and funds to fight human trafficking.
In this podcast episode, knitwear designer Louis Boria of Brooklyn Boy Knits talks about his career in the industry including a viral photo of him knitting on the subway, his Tedx talk, and channeling the attention he’s gotten into introducing young people to the fiber arts.
In this podcast episode, Gaye Glasspie talks about her journey to becoming a knitting celebrity. Gaye (also known as GG) explains how she discovered knitting at a particularly challenging time in her life and how it transformed her world.
KnitChats offers real-time support and community to knitters. Expert instructors are on-hand to answer questions and help guide knitters through each step in their projects.
Knitrino is a new app that aims to disrupt the knitting pattern world by integrating all of the information a knitter needs including row-by-row pattern instructions, a progress keeper, a note-taking feature, and a colorwork option that shows color charts in the knitter’s selected yarn colors.
Rohn Strong is a hard-working fiber arts designer who has made crochet, knitting, needle punch, quilting, and sewing all a part of his career. In this profile, we learn more about how Strong came to be a designer, his current perspective on the industry, and more.
Swatched is a new documentary series featuring knitwear and crochet designers. The pilot features designer Andrea Tong. The project’s goal is to showcase the diversity of stories within the industry.
For many knitters too large of a stash can hamper creativity. Tinkknit is helping to solve that problem by creating an online marketplace where yarn lovers can sell their excess skeins and earn cash to support their hobby.
Rulers and needle gauges have always had a big role in fiber crafting, but Katy Westcott of the handmade accessories company Katrinkles has managed to turn standard wooden tools into a recognizable handmade brand.
The yarn industry appears to be in the midst of industry-wide consolidation, with this quarter seeing even more acquisitions/mergers. Diversity in the industry and concerns over the inclusion of knitters/crocheters of all races, religions, genders, ages, sizes and socio-economic statuses has been the largest topic of discussion this quarter. Although the topic has simmered for years (decades?), the popular discussion began on Instagram in February and began on Instagram before moving to other social media networks and live events. Here’s a roundup of the latest news.